Foreign ministry discloses documents on college student’s 1989 visit to N. Korea

SEOUL– The foreign ministry has disclosed classified documents about a 1989 visit to North Korea by a then South Korean college student, including Pyongyang’s demand that Seoul should not punish…

POSCO Chemical buys stake in Chinese EV battery material producer

SEOUL– POSCO Chemical Co., a unit of South Korean steel giant POSCO, said Wednesday it plans to acquire a 15 percent stake in a Chinese manufacturer of artificial graphite anode…

Banks’ household loans grow at slower pace in Oct. amid tight lending rules

SEOUL– South Korean banks’ loans to households grew at a slower pace in October, central bank data showed Wednesday, amid the government’s tightened regulations on lending amid worries about soaring…

Singer-actor Kim Jun-su sets up his own agency

SEOUL– Singer-actor Kim Jun-su of K-pop trio JYJ has established his own management agency, it said Wednesday. Palmtree Island said the company was set up by Kim, together with his…

S. Korea, Pacific Alliance agree to boost cooperation in green sectors

SEOUL– South Korea and a group of Latin American countries agreed to respond preemptively to the climate change crisis and seek ways to deepen cooperation in green sectors, the foreign…

S. Korea confirms first H5N1 bird flu outbreak this year

SEOUL– South Korea has confirmed the first outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus this year at a local farm as quarantine officials were culling about 770,000 poultry, the agricultural…

Moon to hold TV town hall meeting on Nov. 21

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in plans to hold a televised town hall meeting later this month, in which he will discuss virus containment measures and people’s livelihoods, a presidential spokesperson said…

HMM Q3 net at another quarterly high on flying shipping rates

SEOUL– South Korea’s top shipper HMM Co. said Wednesday its net income rose more than 90-fold in the third quarter from a year ago as freight rates continued to rise.…

S. Korea, Indonesia to enter last-stage talks on overdue payments for fighter project

JAKARTA/SEOUL– South Korea and Indonesia were set to hold what could be the final round of talks in Jakarta on Wednesday to address the latter’s overdue payments for a joint…

Nat’l football coach unfazed by lack of training time before World Cup qualifiers

SEOUL– By now, Paulo Bento, head coach of the South Korean men’s national football team, is accustomed to not having much time to train before World Cup qualifying matches. The…